For adventurers on a tight time-budget, this 15-day trip includes all the must-sees of both islands such as Coromandel's gorgeous beaches, a traditional Maori village, Kaikoura Peninsula where you can see native wildlife unique to New Zealand as well as a visit to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown.
New Zealand's South Island is the perfect place for an adventure holiday. Covering ground (or water) by kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's probably time to start packing. This adventure suits anyone with the right attitude but generally speaking those that join are between 18 to 35 years old.
We find that kids aged between 8 -14 are eager to get out and connect with nature and keen for opportunities to actively engage in anything new and exciting. We have put together a host of tried and tested (by our kids) outdoor experiences that the whole family can enjoy.
If your teens are happy, then everyone’s happy! These guys are often enthusiastic travelers but their interests and schedules aren't often aligned with their younger siblings or parents - right. We have wrestled with the 'sleep in' and mosey to around noon scenario so we have thrown in some inspirational incentives to get them out and about.
Become immersed in a remarkable walking journey throughout New Zealand. Walk through the pristine golden beaches and along the gentle waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Travel south into the lush rainforests to explore New Zealand’s West Coast canyons and its treasure of ice-age glaciers.
Experience New Zealand’s magnificent landscapes and unique hospitality on this magical touring holiday. Soak up stunning scenery and the energetic food and wine scene whilst enjoying quality accommodation. This tour is perfect for everyone wanting to enjoy the best of New Zealand.
Beneath southern skies, a world of pure magic awaits. Soaring, snow-capped mountains stretch as far as the eye can see; fading into a mist of purple and pinks come sunset. Mirror-like lakes reflect wide open skies. Mist hovers above rivers and emerald-coloured moss clings to rocky banks. Welcome to New Zealand - the real Middle-earth.
Experience the best New Zealand has to offer on our classic, all-inclusive 2 week tour, travelling from Christchurch to Auckland. The highlights include a a cruise in Abel Tasman National Park and a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise, the alpine scenery of the Mt Cook National Park before continuing to Rotorua where you will see boiling mud pools, exploding geysers and learn about local Maori traditions - and more.
Cross Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers and Jacks Point off your golf course bucket list, and discover many more. This fifteen day golf-filled luxury journey visits the North and South Island's premier destinations and attractions. There's ample time off the green to soak up New Zealand's epic scenery too, including a scenic flight and cruise to Milford Sound.
Tour the finest Luxury Lodges of New Zealand's South Island, where you will bask in outstanding locations with onsite and local activities to delight any luxury-lover. World-class cuisine and exceptional Kiwi hospitality will greet you wherever you go. With plenty of time in the itinerary to relax and enjoy our beautiful country, you'll never want this sensational self-drive holiday to end.
This adventure trip incorporates hiking, kayaking, cycling and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes including rainforests, glaciers and gorgeous coastline. Exciting even when you’re not moving, accommodations include a seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest. Unique? You bet.
The North and South Island's finest highlights are showcased on this 16-day Campervan tour of New Zealand. You'll visit our glow worm caves, bask on our beaches, cycle our vineyards and zipline through our forests, with as many spontaneous stops as you please. Forget checking in & out of hotels: 100% of your time is your own, in true Kiwi Road Trip style.
Our wonderful guests have given us feedback on their best-loved New Zealand honeymoon spots for two decades. We listened, and created the Hot Pools and Waterfalls Honeymoon itinerary just for you. Soak away your cares in mother nature's very own thermal pools and waterfalls, scattered in the most scenic corners of the North and South Island. We just know you'll never want to leave.
A relaxing tour of both New Zealand islands at an affordable price with a modern coach to view the magical natural beauty of snowy mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches, fiords, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers.
The best of the North and the Best of the South joined together to create the pinnacle of mountain biking in New Zealand! Experience the lush forests and epic, adventurous trails of the North Island, and complement them with the high country tracks and purpose built parks of the South Island.
Sample the Best of New Zealand's Mountain Bike Trails.
This Luxury New Zealand tour covers both the North and South islands at an affordable price. Board the Ultimate Coach to view New Zealand's natural beauty - all on your 16 day small group holiday. Most costs are covered including 15 nights premium accommodation, 4 cruises and 30 meals including several speciality evenings.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the very heart of New Zealand on the Kakariki, one of our most popular small group tours. The Kakariki Tour offers the perfect mix of exciting excursions and plenty of relaxing free time. Discover spectacular alpine scenery and the warmth of Rotorua’s Maori Culture and have close encounters with rare native wildlife on this unforgettable kiwi holiday.
Spectacular yet down to earth, New Zealand's South Island is a land of many contrasts. Discover the best of them with our Motorhome Southern Circuit itinerary: snow-covered Mt Cook, bustling Queenstown, isolated Doubtful Sound and Abel Tasman National Park are among the many highlights. Hit the open road with us and uncover the real New Zealand at your own pace.
This classic South Island Road Trip is what Motorhomes were made for. Wind your way through scenery as pretty as a postcard, bedding down in your comfortable campervan with New Zealand's natural wonders at your door. Wake up to mountain landscapes, ice-carved fiords, golden bays and vast blue lakes: you'll be pinching yourself to check if it's real.
Enjoy many highlights of the North & South Island during this 17 Day trip. Experience the Maori culture, enjoy stunning views and take part in one of the many optional activities. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, experience a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour or swim with dolphins or whales. If you are more into adrenaline, go skydiving or bungy jumping. If you want to sit back and enjoy the landscape, go for a Hot Air Balloon. These are only a few of the optional adrenaline loaded experiences waiting for you!
This self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The North Island’s Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning beaches and experience our great outdoors.
An Easygoing New Zealand Self Drive Adventure. Enjoy a touch of hiking, cycling and glacier walking. Get the best views from trains, boats and automobiles - we will make sure you have time to enjoy a drop of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on the way.
Travel across endless patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through misty rain forests and along hand-carved mountain roads. Travel through pristine stunning natural landscapes as you journey from the South to the North Island. Franz Josef Glacier, Sail Lake Wakatipu and Queen Charlotte Sound, Jade Demonstration, Queenstown, Cruise Milford Sound and the Bay of Islands, Lake Tekapo, Kaikoura Fur Seals, Maori Culture, Glowworm Caves.
Enjoy an epic 17 days escorted coach tour. Beginning your New Zealand story with a stunning Bay of Islands cruise. Continue the narrative with the arts and traditions of Maori culture and the sweeping vistas of the Marlborough Sounds. Cruise through magnificent Milford Sound, explore the West Coasts Glaciers and enjoy a delicious dinner on a high country farm. All this and more is included on this fantastic tour.
Enjoy the highlights of the South & North Island during this 17 Day journey. Enjoy a 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise, View the famous 'Cape Reinga', experience a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, a Middle Earth Lord of the Rings Locations Tour, cruise on the Milford Sound and travel deep into Middle Earth by 4WD in Glenorchy. These are only a few of the many unforgettable experiences waiting for you on this trip!
Enjoy the ultimate festive season holiday in New Zealand with Christmas in the adventure capital of Queenstown and New Year's Eve in the cultural capital of Rotorua! Enjoy the best of the North and South Island during this 17 Day escorted coach tour. Many outstanding activities and destinations are included in this tour. Visit the Larchnach Castle, enjoy a cruise through Milford Sound or a ride on the TranzAlpine train. Many highlights are waiting for you! * PLEASE NOTE: This tour is being run in reverse, please contact for latest itinerary.
The Kaka offers the perfect mix of exciting excursions and plenty of relaxing free time. Discover spectacular alpine scenery and the warmth of Rotorua’s Maori Culture and have close encounters with rare native wildlife on this unforgettable kiwi holiday. This is a leisurely holiday in the company of like-minded people on this truly unique touring experience.
Your excursions will be privately guided whether it is a helicopter mountain top picnic or private wine tour on the fabulous Waiheke Island. Accommodation has been hand picked to provide the ultimate in luxury and privacy with attentive and personable hosts.
New Zealand is home to some of the rarest and most unique birds on earth. With a stunning backdrop of golden bays, vast wetlands, mountain ranges, and ancient forests, you'll travel the full length of the South Island for unforgettable encounters with our best-loved and most endangered species in their natural habitats.